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Descendants of an Unknown Westerman

Generation No. 1

1. WESTERMAN2 (WESTERMAN1) was born WFT Est. 1788-1828, and died WFT Est. 1853-1911.

Children of WESTERMAN are:

2. i. BER3 WESTERMAN, b. WFT Est. 1814-1869; d. WFT Est. 1850-1945.

3. ii. ZALMAN WESTERMAN, b. 1851; d. 1935, Portland, OR.

iii. SCHMUEL WESTERMAN, b. WFT Est. 1814-1869; d. WFT Est. 1827-1945.

iv. HERSCHEL WESTERMAN, b. WFT Est. 1814-1869; d. WFT Est. 1827-1945.

v. FREDEL WESTERMAN, b. WFT Est. 1814-1869; d. WFT Est. 1827-1945.

4. vi. RACHE BELLA WESTERMAN, b. WFT Est. 1814-1869; d. WFT Est. 1847-1948.

vii. HANNAH WESTERMAN, b. WFT Est. 1814-1869; d. WFT Est. 1826-1948.

viii. FRADA WESTERMAN, b. WFT Est. 1814-1869; d. WFT Est. 1826-1948.

Generation No. 2

2. BER3 WESTERMAN (WESTERMAN2, WESTERMAN1) was born WFT Est. 1814-1869, and died WFT Est. 1850-1945. He married (1) DINA WFT Est. 1850-1904. He married (2) BEILA WFT Est. 1850-1904.

Children of BER WESTERMAN and DINA are:

5. i. ABRAHAM4 WESTERMAN, b. WFT Est. 1841-1906; d. WFT Est. 1878-1980.

6. ii. WOLF WESTERMAN, b. WFT Est. 1841-1906; d. WFT Est. 1878-1980.

7. iii. WOLF WESTERMAN, b. WFT Est. 1841-1906; d. WFT Est. 1878-1980.

Children of BER WESTERMAN and BEILA are:

iv. SAM4 WESTERMAN, b. WFT Est. 1841-1906; d. WFT Est. 1857-1980.

v. HARRY WESTERMAN, b. WFT Est. 1841-1906; d. WFT Est. 1857-1980.

3. ZALMAN3 WESTERMAN (WESTERMAN2, WESTERMAN1) was born 1851, and died 1935 in Portland, OR. He married ANNA WFT Est. 1882-1916.

Notes for ZALMAN WESTERMAN:

Patriarch of Westerman family in Oregon. Married to Anna. The couple moved from Latvia (?) to England-had most of their children there, moved to U.S. had last child in Kansas City, KA (why?) settled in Portland, Oregon, where she opened rooming house and earned a reputation as a great cook, then opened a grocery store. Zalman didn't actually do much work in either place- he was a lifetime student of the Talmud and spent almost all his waking hours studying. Anna died in1937, I believe. I can confirm dates. Children born between 1880 and 1898. "This information and the family of Zalman and Anna was taken from a letter from Arne Westerman to Bob Goodman, dated from 1988.

According to Arne Westerman, "My dad's family came originally from Shivinissick or possible Suvainiskis in Lithuania. That's just south and very near Zalve. The family then moved to Leeds, England, when I don't know, but they came to this country and settled for a time in Kansas City, Kansas where Simon was born in 1898, the youngest Westerman child. He had five sisters, Sarah, Millie, and Lena, whom I knew."

According to conversation with Gladys Westerman 11/14/93, Zalman and Sonia Westerman, her grandparents, lived across the street from her family, although she did not know them well. Maybe because they did not approve of Sonia, her mother. They lived in a multi-ethnic area in SW Portland, on 3rd, 4th, 5th streets. Italians, Jewish and other ethnic groups present. Mel Blank, voice of cartoon characters (?daffy duck) used to come into the family grocery store. Another Blank is a physician (urologist?) at OHSU. Buried in Shaarie Torah cemetery.

More About ZALMAN WESTERMAN:

Residence: Portland OR

Children of ZALMAN WESTERMAN and ANNA are:

8. i. SARAH4 WESTERMAN, b. April 21, 1894, England; d. March 15, 1967, Corvallis OR.

9. ii. SIMON SHIMEL WESTERMAN, b. 1898, Kansas City, MO; d. 1961, Portland, Oregon.

10. iii. LOUIS WESTERMAN, b. September 15, 1896; d. February 24, 1953.

11. iv. MILLIE WESTERMAN, b. WFT Est. 1872-1898; d. WFT Est. 1903-1981.

12. v. LENA WESTERMAN, b. WFT Est. 1872-1899, USA; d. 1974.

13. vi. BESSIE WESTERMAN, b. WFT Est. 1872-1898; d. WFT Est. 1903-1981.

14. vii. BERTHA WESTERMAN, b. WFT Est. 1871-1892; d. WFT Est. 1910-1979.

viii. HENRY WESTERMAN, b. WFT Est. 1872-1898; d. WFT Est. 1878-1978.

Notes for HENRY WESTERMAN:

Died in early adulthood. " Reputed to be something of an artist," according to Arne Westerman. Died before Arne was born(1927). "I'm not sure he died here in Portland" according to Arne.

4. RACHE BELLA3 WESTERMAN (WESTERMAN2, WESTERMAN1) was born WFT Est. 1814-1869, and died WFT Est. 1847-1948. She married (1) EHRLICH WFT Est. 1847-1900. She married (2) BILL WFT Est. 1847-1900.

More About EHRLICH:

Residence: Dublin Eire

Child of RACHE WESTERMAN and EHRLICH is:

i. EHRLICH4, b. WFT Est. 1838-1900; d. WFT Est. 1852-1978.

Children of RACHE WESTERMAN and BILL are:

ii. CHARLIE4, b. WFT Est. 1838-1900; d. WFT Est. 1853-1975.

iii. SCHMUEL YESSE, b. WFT Est. 1838-1900; d. WFT Est. 1853-1975.

15. iv. MALKE, b. WFT Est. 1838-1900; d. WFT Est. 1878-1978.

Generation No. 3

5. ABRAHAM4 WESTERMAN (BER3, WESTERMAN2, WESTERMAN1) was born WFT Est. 1841-1906, and died WFT Est. 1878-1980. He married MALKE WFT Est. 1878-1936, daughter of BILL and RACHE WESTERMAN.

Notes for ABRAHAM WESTERMAN:

Abraham and Malke were first cousins.

Notes for MALKE:

Abraham and Malke were first cousins.

Children of ABRAHAM WESTERMAN and MALKE are:

16. i. HYMIE5 WESTERMAN, b. Private.

17. ii. IDA WESTERMAN, b. Private.

18. iii. SARAH WESTERMAN, b. Private.

19. iv. DOROTHY WESTERMAN, b. Private.

v. SADIE WESTERMAN, b. Private.

20. vi. ROSE WESTERMAN, b. Private.

21. vii. SAM WESTERMAN, b. Private.

6. WOLF4 WESTERMAN (BER3, WESTERMAN2, WESTERMAN1) was born WFT Est. 1841-1906, and died WFT Est. 1878-1980. He met SARAH Private.

Children of WOLF WESTERMAN and SARAH are:

i. HYMIE5 WESTERMAN, b. Private.

ii. IZZY WESTERMAN, b. Private.

iii. BENNY WESTERMAN, b. Private.

iv. JOE WESTERMAN, b. Private.

7. WOLF4 WESTERMAN (BER3, WESTERMAN2, WESTERMAN1) was born WFT Est. 1841-1906, and died WFT Est. 1878-1980. He met BECKY Private.

Children of WOLF WESTERMAN and BECKY are:

i. IRVING5 WESTERMAN, b. Private.

ii. WILLIE WESTERMAN, b. Private.

iii. ANNA WESTERMAN, b. Private.

iv. SADIE WESTERMAN, b. Private.

8. SARAH4 WESTERMAN (ZALMAN3, WESTERMAN2, WESTERMAN1) was born April 21, 1894 in England, and died March 15, 1967 in Corvallis OR. She married WILLIAM KONICK WFT Est. 1922-1953, son of ABRAM KONIKOFF and HAJA BORISINOFF.

Notes for SARAH WESTERMAN:

Raised in Portland, although came from England. Lived and raised in Portland OR. died in sleep unexpectedly.

Notes for WILLIAM KONICK:

Occupation: Jeweler and watchmaker. Changed name to Konick, pronounced "coa'nic", when moved to USA.

Started jewelry store in 1913 in Corvallis and closed in 1984.

Started jewelry store in 1913 in Corvallis and passed onto son, Alvin Konick.

After Alvin died, store was run jointly with Roy Loney, and Jean Konick, but that did not work out. Later store run by Jean Konick and Robert Konick until it closed in 1984. Red hair, but bald much of life. The loss of his wife, Sarah, and son, Alvin left him distraught. He lived with daughter, Selma, for a while. Had multiple strokes, heart disease.

Lived last several years of life in nursing home.

According to David Konick, William and Barney came to the US about 1907 to avoid being drafted for the Russian-Japanese war. They initially lived in Philadelpia. William hated Philadelphia, so one day he went to the train station and said he wanted a ticket for the place furthest from Philadelphia, which was Seattle. He never returned to Philadelphia. William went to Atlantic City in about spring, 1964 to visit Abner Konick.

According to Selma Konick, his birthday was celebrated August 14th although some records show it as May 14.

According to letter form Selma Konick Loney, he also had two sisters who did not reach adulthood.

More About WILLIAM KONICK:

Occupation: jeweler, gemologist

Residence: Corvallis OR

Children of SARAH WESTERMAN and WILLIAM KONICK are:

22. i. SELMA5 KONICK, b. Private.

23. ii. ALVIN KONICK, b. March 24, 1924, Corvallis OR; d. June 05, 1969, Corvallis OR.

9. SIMON SHIMEL4 WESTERMAN (ZALMAN3, WESTERMAN2, WESTERMAN1) was born 1898 in Kansas City, MO, and died 1961 in Portland, Oregon. He married SONIA KUTZ WFT Est. 1932-1956.

Notes for SIMON SHIMEL WESTERMAN:

Called "Cy", short for Simon. Hebrew name "Shimel" included on gravestone.

According to a conversation 11/14/93 daughter, Gladys, he was artistic. At one time worked in a place where women stripped for entertainment. He would knock on the women's doors when it was time for their part of the show. Worked for Sheridan fruit Co. in Portland. Also in junk business.

According to Arne Westerman, Simon was the youngest of his siblings, and was born in Kansas City, Kansas (in letter to Bob Goodman dated 1988).

More About SIMON SHIMEL WESTERMAN:

Occupation: junk dealer, fruit

Residence: Portland OR

Notes for SONIA KUTZ:

According to Gladys Westerman she came from Russia/Poland on a ship at age 17 (1921). She stayed with her brother in south Portland, who owned the Opera House Laundry.

Children of SIMON WESTERMAN and SONIA KUTZ are:

24. i. ARNOLD SOLOMON5 WESTERMAN, b. Private.

25. ii. GLADYS WESTERMAN, b. Private.

10. LOUIS4 WESTERMAN (ZALMAN3, WESTERMAN2, WESTERMAN1) was born September 15, 1896, and died February 24, 1953. He met (1) HELEN LAVOTT Private. He married (2) CELIA WFT Est. 1933-1950.

Notes for LOUIS WESTERMAN:

Married Helen and later divorced. According to Arne, "Uncle Lou was the devil in the family. He loved his cigars, his practical jokes and life seemed to treat him pretty well. He always managed to make a living even in the depths of depression."

Born in USA according to Gladys Westerman, possibly born in England according to Arne Westerman.

After divorce from Helen, he married Celia.

Notes for CELIA:

Second wife to Louis Westerman. She was previously married to a violinist, but he died. One daughter, Gerta, from previous marriage. She was adopted by Louis Westerman, although it is not known whether this was done legally.

Child of LOUIS WESTERMAN and HELEN LAVOTT is:

26. i. TANETTE5 WESTERMAN, b. Private.

Child of LOUIS WESTERMAN and CELIA is:

ii. GERTA5 WESTERMAN, b. Private; m. POSNER, Private.

11. MILLIE4 WESTERMAN (ZALMAN3, WESTERMAN2, WESTERMAN1) was born WFT Est. 1872-1898, and died WFT Est. 1903-1981. She married KROLL WFT Est. 1903-1938.

Notes for MILLIE WESTERMAN:

Spent most of life in New York.

More About MILLIE WESTERMAN:

Residence: New York

Notes for KROLL:

According to Evelyn, May 1994, He was always "at the Schul" in Portland .Located on Caruthers st. It was and orthodox synagogue that is no longer present. He was one of the founders. It was later absorbed into Shaarie Torah synagogue.

Children of MILLIE WESTERMAN and KROLL are:

27. i. EVELYN5 KROLL, b. Private.

ii. RUTH KROLL, b. Private.

iii. ELLIOT KROLL, b. Private.

12. LENA4 WESTERMAN (ZALMAN3, WESTERMAN2, WESTERMAN1) was born WFT Est. 1872-1899 in USA, and died 1974. She married SILA MARKMAN WFT Est. 1904-1938.

Notes for LENA WESTERMAN:

Came to Oregon from Buffalo in 1937 with Coleman, Evelyn, Ruth and Millie to visit. Married a jeweler from New York. According to Arne Westerman ( in a letter from 1988), he thinks she had a daughter. Lived in Buffalo, NY and later moved to Florida.

More About LENA WESTERMAN:

Residence: Florida

More About SILA MARKMAN:

Occupation: jeweler

Residence: Buffalo NY

Children of LENA WESTERMAN and SILA MARKMAN are:

28. i. COLEMAN5 MARKMAN, b. Private.

29. ii. IRVING MARKMAN, b. Private.

iii. ELLIOTT MARKMAN, b. 1913; d. 1988.

13. BESSIE4 WESTERMAN (ZALMAN3, WESTERMAN2, WESTERMAN1) was born WFT Est. 1872-1898, and died WFT Est. 1903-1981. She married SAM JACOND WFT Est. 1903-1938.

Notes for BESSIE WESTERMAN:

According to Arne Westerman, "...the mother of my beloved cousin Leo, died shortly after her husband abandoned her and before I was born (1927)." According to a note by Arne her son's name was "Leon Westerman" so he must not have taken his father's name. She married a jeweler in New York, named Jacoud, or Jacond or Jacobs.

Child of BESSIE WESTERMAN and SAM JACOND is:

i. LEON5 WESTERMAN, b. WFT Est. 1894-1931; d. 1975, Japan; m. MINA, Private.

Notes for LEON WESTERMAN:

Mother, died after Leon was born. He was an editor (journalist) with the New York Times before service in the Army in WWII. According to Arne Westerman he went by the name Leon Westerman, so he must of not taken his fathers name. He was married in New Mexico and died in a Japan elevator. He owned an advertising agency, then was ad manager for a bank in Albuquerque, N.M. at time of death. He was raised by grandparents in Portland.

More About LEON WESTERMAN:

Occupation: Journalist, advertising

Residence: Albuquerque NM

Cause of Death: elevator accident in Japan

14. BERTHA4 WESTERMAN (ZALMAN3, WESTERMAN2, WESTERMAN1) was born WFT Est. 1871-1892, and died WFT Est. 1910-1979. She married LOUIS WEIDER 1905.

Notes for BERTHA WESTERMAN:

Had four children. Two were in the film business. One was a promotion executive with Paramount, and the other owned a string of theaters in San Diego. The other two sons were Bud and Irving.

More About BERTHA WESTERMAN:

Cause of Death: cancer

Children of BERTHA WESTERMAN and LOUIS WEIDER are:

i. SIDNEY5 WEIDER, b. Private.

ii. ABE WEIDER, b. Private.

iii. BUD WEIDER, b. Private.

30. iv. IRVING WEIDER, b. Private.

15. MALKE4 (RACHE BELLA3 WESTERMAN, WESTERMAN2, WESTERMAN1) was born WFT Est. 1838-1900, and died WFT Est. 1878-1978. She married ABRAHAM WESTERMAN WFT Est. 1878-1936, son of BER WESTERMAN and DINA.

Notes for MALKE:

Abraham and Malke were first cousins.

Notes for ABRAHAM WESTERMAN:

Abraham and Malke were first cousins.

Children of MALKE and ABRAHAM WESTERMAN are:

16. i. HYMIE5 WESTERMAN, b. Private.

17. ii. IDA WESTERMAN, b. Private.

18. iii. SARAH WESTERMAN, b. Private.

19. iv. DOROTHY WESTERMAN, b. Private.

v. SADIE WESTERMAN, b. Private.

20. vi. ROSE WESTERMAN, b. Private.

21. vii. SAM WESTERMAN, b. Private.

Generation No. 4

16. HYMIE5 WESTERMAN (ABRAHAM4, BER3, WESTERMAN2, WESTERMAN1) was born Private. He met ROSIE WESTERMAN Private, daughter of LIPPE WESTERMAN and ELLA NACHIMSON.

Children of HYMIE WESTERMAN and ROSIE WESTERMAN are:

i. RUTH6 WESTERMAN, b. Private; m. MILTON (MICKY) FALK, Private.

ii. BERNARD WESTERMAN, b. Private; m. RENE DAVIS, Private.

iii. ELLA WESTERMAN, b. Private; m. MARTIN ZUCKOFF, Private.

iv. SIDNEY WESTERMAN, b. Private; m. PHYLLIS JACOBSON, Private.

17. IDA5 WESTERMAN (ABRAHAM4, BER3, WESTERMAN2, WESTERMAN1) was born Private. She met ABRAHAM BELL Private.

Children of IDA WESTERMAN and ABRAHAM BELL are:

i. SAM6 BELL, b. Private.

ii. BENNY BELL, b. Private.

iii. RUTH BELL, b. Private.

iv. HAROLD BELL, b. Private.

18. SARAH5 WESTERMAN (ABRAHAM4, BER3, WESTERMAN2, WESTERMAN1) was born Private. She met JULIUS MAGED Private.

Children of SARAH WESTERMAN and JULIUS MAGED are:

i. PAUL6 MAGED, b. Private.

ii. BEATRICE MAGED, b. Private.

iii. MILDRED MAGED, b. Private.

iv. BERNICE MAGED, b. Private.

19. DOROTHY5 WESTERMAN (ABRAHAM4, BER3, WESTERMAN2, WESTERMAN1) was born Private. She met JACK BURSTEIN Private.

Child of DOROTHY WESTERMAN and JACK BURSTEIN is:

i. ALLEN6 BURSTEIN, b. Private.

20. ROSE5 WESTERMAN (ABRAHAM4, BER3, WESTERMAN2, WESTERMAN1) was born Private. She met JACK BORNSTEIN Private.

Children of ROSE WESTERMAN and JACK BORNSTEIN are:

i. HERBERT6 BORNSTEIN, b. Private.

ii. SIGMUND BORNSTEIN, b. Private.

iii. ELLIOTT BORNSTEIN, b. Private.

21. SAM5 WESTERMAN (ABRAHAM4, BER3, WESTERMAN2, WESTERMAN1) was born Private. He met REBA SACHS Private.

Children of SAM WESTERMAN and REBA SACHS are:

i. MELVIN6 WESTERMAN, b. Private.

ii. MARLENE WESTERMAN, b. Private.

22. SELMA5 KONICK (SARAH4 WESTERMAN, ZALMAN3, WESTERMAN2, WESTERMAN1) was born Private. She met LEROY LONEY Private.

Notes for LEROY LONEY:

Born in Minnesota. In Navy during Korean war. Stationed at Bremerton WA for a period. Married and moved to Corvallis. Occupation included appliance repair shop on 9th street in Corvallis, Tenbrook Jewelers in Albany OR, also building houses. Worked Konick jewelers for a period shortly after being married, but then left to start other business. Later helped run Konicks jewelers after Alvin died, but left after short time. Died of heart disease.

More About LEROY LONEY:

Occupation: jeweler, appl repair

Residence: Corvallis OR

Children of SELMA KONICK and LEROY LONEY are:

i. ALLAN6 LONEY, b. Private; m. JUDY FULTON, Private.

ii. DANIEL LONEY, b. Private; m. NAOMI, Private.

iii. BARBARA LONEY, b. Private; m. MICHAEL WAULK, Private.

iv. SUE LONEY, b. Private; m. Private; m. (2) TERRY STAFFORD, Private.

23. ALVIN5 KONICK (SARAH4 WESTERMAN, ZALMAN3, WESTERMAN2, WESTERMAN1) was born March 24, 1924 in Corvallis OR, and died June 05, 1969 in Corvallis OR. He met JEAN EMOLLYN DINESS Private, daughter of HYMAN DINESS and BERTHA RABINOWITZ.

Notes for ALVIN KONICK:

Graduated from Corvallis High School and then spent one year at Bradley University in Peoria, IL before being drafted by the army for the Korean War. He was with the 10th Mountain division in Italy. After his military duty he returned to Corvallis to work in the jewelry store. Trained as a jeweler and gemologist. In track in high school.

More About ALVIN KONICK:

Occupation: jeweler, gemologist

Residence: Corvallis OR

Cause of Death: sudden death due to myocardial infarction

Medical Information: possibly color blind

Children of ALVIN KONICK and JEAN DINESS are:

i. CATHERINE ANN6 KONICK, b. Private; m. JOHN DUNTON, Private.

ii. DEBORAH LOUISE KONICK, b. Private; m. (1) //, Private; m. (2) DAVID MEHAN, Private.

iii. LAWRENCE KONICK, b. Private; m. KAREN JANE STILEN, Private.

iv. ROBERT KONICK, b. Private; m. APRILLE LYNNE ARELLANO, Private.

v. SARAH JO KONICK, b. Private; m. ROSS PHILIP COBLENS, Private.

24. ARNOLD SOLOMON5 WESTERMAN (SIMON SHIMEL4, ZALMAN3, WESTERMAN2, WESTERMAN1) was born Private. He met (1) CLAIRE Private. He met (2) JUDY Private.

Children of ARNOLD WESTERMAN and CLAIRE are:

i. MARTIN6 WESTERMAN, b. Private; m. EDNA KELLMAN, Private.

ii. ALAN WESTERMAN, b. Private; m. KAREN, Private.

iii. JUDY WESTERMAN, b. Private; m. RANDY GEHMAN, Private.

25. GLADYS5 WESTERMAN (SIMON SHIMEL4, ZALMAN3, WESTERMAN2, WESTERMAN1) was born Private. She met SAM RICHENSTEIN Private.

Children of GLADYS WESTERMAN and SAM RICHENSTEIN are:

i. REBECCA6 RICHENSTEIN, b. Private.

ii. MARK RICHENSTEIN, b. Private.

iii. STEVEN RICHENSTEIN, b. Private.

26. TANETTE5 WESTERMAN (LOUIS4, ZALMAN3, WESTERMAN2, WESTERMAN1) was born Private. She met DANIEL GOLDBERG Private.

Children of TANETTE WESTERMAN and DANIEL GOLDBERG are:

i. LARRY6 GOLDBERG, b. Private; m. SAPPORA, Private.

ii. STEVEN GOLDBERG, b. Private; m. RENEE, Private.

iii. DENA GOLDBERG, b. Private; m. Private.

27. EVELYN5 KROLL (MILLIE4 WESTERMAN, ZALMAN3, WESTERMAN2, WESTERMAN1) was born Private. She met MARK SCHAEFER Private.

More About MARK SCHAEFER:

Occupation: accountant

Residence: Arcadia CA

Children of EVELYN KROLL and MARK SCHAEFER are:

i. HOWARD6 SCHAEFER, b. Private.

ii. JAMES SCHAEFER, b. Private.

iii. ARTHUR SCHAEFER, b. Private.

28. COLEMAN5 MARKMAN (LENA4 WESTERMAN, ZALMAN3, WESTERMAN2, WESTERMAN1) was born Private.

Children of COLEMAN MARKMAN are:

i. GABBY6 MARKMAN, b. Private; m. Private.

ii. <UNNAMED>, b. Private.

29. IRVING5 MARKMAN (LENA4 WESTERMAN, ZALMAN3, WESTERMAN2, WESTERMAN1) was born Private.

Children of IRVING MARKMAN are:

i. SCOTT6 MARKMAN, b. Private.

ii. MICHAEL MARKMAN, b. Private.

30. IRVING5 WEIDER (BERTHA4 WESTERMAN, ZALMAN3, WESTERMAN2, WESTERMAN1) was born Private. He met PAULINE Private.

Child of IRVING WEIDER and PAULINE is:

i. LARRY6 WEIDER, b. Private.

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